Scholarship America Receives Sixth Straight Top Rating From Charity Navigator

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06 Mar 2008
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Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, has earned Charity Navigator’s coveted 4- star rating for the sixth year in a row for sound fiscal management.

Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, rates charities on its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances. Only two percent of charities rated by Charity Navigator have received at least six consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Scholarship America outperforms most charities in America. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Scholarship America from its peers and demonstrates to the public that it is worthy of their trust,” said Michael Smith, Interim President/Chief Operating Officer of Charity Navigator, in a letter to Scholarship America.

“Our nation’s future depends on students successfully graduating from postsecondary institutions,” said Dr. Clifford L. Stanley, Major General, USMC (Retired), president and CEO, Scholarship America. "Those who wish to share in our mission of expanding access to educational opportunities can do so with confidence, knowing that Scholarship America is a financially responsible organization that puts students first."

Through its inspiring group of programs, Scholarship America provides resources and structure for communities, schools, companies, foundations and individuals who would like to transform the lives of students' in order to create a better nation through education.

Janine Fugate, Scholarship America

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About Scholarship America
Scholarship America is a national education service organization that mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. We have three core programs that help us achieve our mission: Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services, and Dreamkeepers. Scholarship America has distributed more than $2.5 billion in scholarship assistance to more than 1.7 million students since 1958.

The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

Success By Degrees

Scholarship America's blog, Success By Degrees, covers items of interest to parents, volunteers, educators and anyone interested in the big issues surrounding education, financial aid and postsecondary success. You'll find policy announcements, news releases and more, every week!

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Nearly 1/4 of the U.S. population owes a collective $700 billion in student loan debt. We are committed to helping more students graduate from college with less debt. A gift of just $1 a day -- for a week, for a month, or for a year -- can help ensure that students are able to achieve their goals.

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